Poor Clare Colettines of Annunciation Monastery
Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, encapsulates in "Verbi Sponsa" what our community strives for in our vocation: "Nuns relive and perpetuate in the Church the presence and the work of Mary. Welcoming the Word in faith and adoring silence, they put themselves at the service of the mystery of the Incarnation and united to Christ in the mystery of Redemption. Just as in the upper room, Mary, in her heart, with her prayerful presence watched over the origins of the Church, so too now the Church's journey is entrusted to the loving hearts and praying hands of cloistered nuns." We live a life of prayer in the spirit of the Franciscan Saint Clare. Free upon request: "His Presence," a twice-a-year publication of Annunciation Monastery -- its spirituality and its newsletter.
Professed Members: 10
Year Founded: 1995
Archdiocese: Cleveland, OH
Worldwide: 70 countries
Qualifications: Unmarried Catholic laywoman who has a good will, good health and a spirit of sacrifice.
Formation: For both cloistered and extern, one year postulancy, two years as a novice, three years of temporary vows, and then solemn vows.
Age range/limit: 18-40
Belated vocations? Yes: We may accept belated vocations if the above qualifications for entry are met.